Best Family Movies of 1923
A hypochondriac vacations in the tropics for the fresh air - and finds himself in the middle of a revolution instead.
The gang operates a donkey-propelled tour bus. Later, a cut-rate vaudeville producer hires them to help out with his show, which they wreck.
Mickey and Jackie feud over Mary, so Sammy schedules a championship bout between the two rivals.
The gang is trying just about anything to pass the time during their summer vacation. As usual, Mickey and Jack are trying to win the affections of Mary. In the interim, the village blacksmith, "Dad" Anderson, receives a lucrative contract to produce a creation of his: a sail-propelled scooter. The gang is lucky enough to get a hold of a few of these scooters, and happily sail down the city streets.
A Pleasant Journey
Ernie and Farina anger the police force with their shoeshine scheme. Later, the gang switches places with some runaways about to board a train.
The Toll of the Sea
While visiting China, an American man falls in love with a young Chinese woman, but he then has second thoughts about the relationship. The plot is a variation of the Madame Butterfly story, set in China instead of Japan. The Toll of the Sea was one of the first and most successful Technicolor feature films.
A cobbler receives his back pension and invites the gang to celebrate with a picnic, but his car stalls along the way.
Entertaining Our Gang comedy has poor Mickey in the hospital being fed castor oil when his friends stop by to pay him a visit. As you'd expect, the kids start making all sorts of noise so the doctors decide to teach them a lesson by scaring them.
Author Fawn Ochletree stages a charity performance of her latest play, a Romanesque epic. The gang and other neighborhood kids are forced into starring in the play, much to the chagrin of the gang. They are completely unable to remember their lines, and struggle with maintaing their composure during the more serious moments of the melodrama. Finally, Jackie sets off a slew of firecrackers as the finale, scaring all involved.
Giants vs. Yanks
The gang, after a premature end to their baseball game, find themselves quarantined in an elegant home, which they proceed to destroy.
Dogs of War!
The gang wages war using old vegetables as munitions. Later, they ruin a movie in progress when they double-expose the film.
Where the North Begins
Action adventure set in the wilds of Alaska
Boys to Board
A kindly old schoolteacher helps the gang escape from a cruel boarding school, but they wind up in a bootlegger's booby-trapped house.
Jesus the Christ
Truly an obscure piece of forgotten silent cinema, this film boasts fine production values; Using its set pieces, location shots, costumes and crowd scenes to good effect to tell the familiar story of Jesus, the Christ.